Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Eyes Have It


Only my pocket book is keeping me from it.  

Image, top, the Hon Desmond Guiness and his children via Aesthete's Lament.  The photographer was Slim Aarons, c Getty images.  Ikat in nearly every color combination you could imagine via uzbekalive.com.

20 comments:

maison21 said...

beeyootiful. both the family & the fabric.

little augury said...

beautiful ikats and eyes- I was just looking at some pictures of DG in old age last night after looking thru Irish houses. Ikats are so pretty-cant wait to check out this link.thanks for sharing. G

victoria thorne said...

Whoa, Jackson.

Both: beautiful. Eyes + Ikat to die for.

Perfect touch, Mrs. B.

pve design said...

An eye for an eye
A tooth for a tooth
an ikat for an ikat.

Renee Finberg said...

some gorgeous eyes !!!!

it's funny how this pattern has
become so 'hot' in the past few years !!
i react to 'ikat' like i do 'flamestich'.
i MUST love the colors.

xx

Debra said...

Love ikat- the "Pomegranate" is my favorite. The eyes have it!

Mrs. G said...

Ah the eyes ~

Love the Guiness family eyes.
The ikat, not so much.
The play on words, very much.

Susan said...

We drove by one of the Guiness' country estates outside Salisbury, England last year..it was perfect...big rambling Tudor house and lots of Range Rovers in the circle drive..all with ikat seat covers (just kidding!)

thepreppyprincess said...

Such a great contrast between the refined icy blue and the warm ikat colors/pattern. Thanks for sharing these!
tp

Emily said...

that is some blazer. i actually think my husband may be up for it.

xo- Emily

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royalapothic said...

what an amazing portrait! so ethereal.....

Emily Evans Eerdmans said...

Mrs. Blandings - you do know this image is from the famous Vogue book?! I have always been haunted by this picture - those amazing Mitford eyes!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Emily - I did. More reason to haunt our bookstores. As someone said to me today, "Oh, that helps explain part of the appeal," referring to the sisters.

Philip Bewley said...

Thanks for the source for the ikat. I have been wanting to re-uphoster a chair with ikat material.
I love you site and how you mix things.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Is that Daphne? Or is she on a different Guiness branch.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Philip - thanks, glad it was helpful.

Mrs. Blandings said...

PT&E - oh, darn, British lines are not my strength - we need Aesthete's Lament to fill us in.

GloucesterMary said...

Please properly credit the Guiness photo. It was taken by my father, Slim Aarons and is c Getty Images!

Many thanks.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

I've never been a fan of ikat... until I caught a glimpse of that dressing gown. Inspiring.

Wellesley Lady said...

Mrs. Blandings,

Would you happen to know the fabric on the dining chairs on the cover of Lonny? I'm obsessed and consider you all knowing. thank you.

Marianne